Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Downtown, Finally

Dad took a few vacation days this past week, and he and mom finally got to spend some time wandering around downtown Wilmington for the first time in ages.  There were some exciting changes, they visited some old favorites and the Riverwalk had been extended since the last time they were down there. I'm glad they had a good time and got in a lot of walking, but it's funny how dad didn't include in this post any comments or pictures of the food, ice cream or beer they encountered along the way.

The old Courthouse
The Riverwalk
Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

Fountain with mom @ Federal Building/Courthouse
USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial

More Riverwalk
Horse Drawn Trolley
Making a Friend at Slainte Irish Pub

Thalian Hall in the Background

Santa Maria Replica Docked at Port City Marina
More Riverwalk facing the Isabel Holmes Bridge

The Battleship at Sunset

 These last 3 aren't exactly from downtown.  They walked around Greenfield Lake Park again on the same day.  I knew I could smell something on them when they got home!  This was some shaggy little thing they met.
Yep, mom gets her Diet Coke, mom sings out with glee
Hey, that's MY lap!


Brian said...

That Riverwalk sure looks nice and there sure were some cute pups out n' about too!

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Oh sure. And where were YOU in this fun excursion? We just don't think this is right, Cleo. And then the further betrayal with d*gs? IT'S JUST WRONG.

Darla M Sands said...

Beautiful! I'm envious.

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh, they cheated on you! Wow, so wrong. Wilmington is nice, I went there a few years back.

Eastside Cats said...

Whoa, Cleo! All of those dogs! What's with that, huh? I say, don't let them out again!

Timmy Tomcat said...

What a wonderful walk they had around the waterfront. Very neat old ships to visit too. Thanks for showing us. Cleo make sure you get in those laps to mark them again

da tabbies o trout towne said...

thanx for sharing; where you live is awesome !! the main room of my house is nautical; I'd get down there by the santa maria and never leave !!! { hope you enjoyed a cold Guinness at the pub ;)

The Swiss Cats said...

Thanks for the tour ! That's a beautiful place to visit ! Purrs

World of Animals, Inc said...

Looks like they had such a wonderful time on a beautiful day. They met some pawsome friends along the way. Next time dad has to have some photos of all the delicious food that you had that day. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos with us. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

The photos are lovely. You are lucky they only brought the smell of those dogs home with them and not that cute little pup!

The Island Cats said...

What a cool place! The Riverwalk sure has a lot of fun things to see. Thanks for sharing those pics with us.

pilch92 said...

Great photos. How dare they cheat on you with doggies though :)

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

What pretty photos! Looks like your parents had a great time!

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

looks like a gorgeous city!!!but you were right to feel betrayed - ow dare they let another sit in your lap!!